BIGGEST DROP IN HISTORY: Dow plummets by record 1,190 points as coronavirus panic week drags on
US Stocks tumbled nearly 1,200 points on Thursday as the coronavirus fears prevailed. It comes after President Donald Trump blamed market woes on the media and Democrats trying to make the outbreak look as “bad as possible.”
The Dow Jones Industrial Average had the worst single-day drop on Thursday and has been pushed into a correction for the first time since November 2008, meaning it dropped by more than 10 percent from a recent high.
Technology and airline stocks have been hit the hardest. Microsoft lost 2.8 percent after warning investors the disease will affect revenue.
Dow plunges over 900 points, falls for the 6th day in a row. pic.twitter.com/3iDIutVLZ8— BloombergQuint (@BloombergQuint) February 27, 2020
American and Delta airlines dropped by 8.5 and 4.5 percent, respectively, thanks to delayed travel plans from consumers, as well as reducing flights overseas to nations hardest hit by the virus.Also on rt.com Trump appoints VP Pence to lead coronavirus response, says US ‘totally prepared’
Other companies like Budweiser maker InBev and cloud-computing company Nutanix had also released financial warnings to investors about potential revenue losses due to the virus.
The Dow is on track for its worst week since the financial crisis, down nearly 1,000 points already today in morning trading, following major declines earlier this week.— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) February 27, 2020
BREAKING: Dow plummets 900 plus points pic.twitter.com/N5UGVlqcfy— TheStreet (@TheStreet) February 27, 2020
The Dow Jones down another 600+ points. The markets are not comfortable with Trump’s response either.— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) February 27, 2020
The latest hit on the Dow Jones follows President Trump announcing late Thursday he is stepping up US efforts to respond to the disease after another US patient was discovered in California, someone who has not traveled abroad recently, a common factor among patients.Also on rt.com Dow crashes down more than 800 points, or 1,800 this week, amid coronavirus panic
The president previously blamed several mainstream media outlets and Democrats for trying to make the disease look “as bad as possible” to panic markets. Despite this, the president insisted on Thursday that the US is in “great shape.”
The coronavirus has affected 82,000 people worldwide.
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